Classic Epson printer emulators
roger.holmes at microspot.co.uk
Sun Jan 31 08:46:06 CST 2010
I haven't seen one but its not difficult to write one for yourself. I had one for H.P. RTL which we used for testing our large format printer drivers a few years ago. I think I still have an Epson manual which summarises their different small printer command codes I could copy, if you fancy writing something. I don't know if there is a collection of printer and plotter manuals online anywhere. BitSavers seems very light on them, I checked recently to see if I could free up the six feet of shelf space occupied by such manuals at my office but no such luck, so I will have to keep hold of them for now. Al seems to be snowed under at the moment, I scanned and sent him the ICT1301 programmers reference manual 12 months ago but it has not appeared yet.
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> From: Michael Kerpan <madcrow.maxwell at gmail.com>
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> Are there any free or open-source programs that can convert raw ESC/P
> (Epson printer code) data into bitmap images or PDFs or something?
> Many classic home computer programs rely on having a printer of this
> sort in order to print, and while many emulators have a way to dump
> serial or parallel output to a file, the only interpreters I can find
> to turn that raw data into something useful are commercial programs
> that I can't really justify the purchase of, given my student
> Any help on this front would be much appreciated,
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